Miami City Ballet's Program 1 at Kravis
Posted 19 October 2011 - 05:45 PM
Program consists of:
-- Square Dance (Balancine/Vivaldi and Corelli)
-- Afternoon of a Faun (Robbins/Debussy)
-- Liturgy (Wheeldon/Part)
-- In the Upper Room (Tharp/Glass)
Short clips from earlier seasons are posted on MCB's Facebook site and on YouTube.
Square Dance lead dancers are Jeanette Delgado and Renato Penteado. 2008 performance.
Afternoon of a Faun dancers: Jeremy Cox and Katia Carranza. 2007 performance.
Liturgy dancers: Haiyan Wu and Daymel Sanchez. 2007 performance.
I couldn't find a clip from In the Upper Room, last performed in 2007 AND 2008.
Posted 21 October 2011 - 08:43 PM
Edited to add: Miss Jeanette...do a MIRACLE!
Posted 22 October 2011 - 04:59 PM
Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:43 AM
I've had a car accident on the way to ballet, impatiently waited for the cops to arrive and write a report, gotten back into traffic in mid-town Manhattan on a Friday night, and still made it for Act II. I thought you were a culture trooper. Why so down?
Posted 23 October 2011 - 01:41 PM
Good news is, I made it to the matinee today!-(just came home, but going out right away for the Miami Symphony Orchestra opening season concert...Mr. T's Piano Concerto # 1! )
Will report back from both events when I get back home at night.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:32 AM
Looking forward to your reports of this program; I also feel a little under-motivated be the repertory to attend - Jeannette D. notwithstanding - and I still have some reason to be cautious about traveling, i.e. to Ft. Lauderdale, so I won't see it.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:45 AM
I wasn't gong to get into that much aggravation in Miami's crazy traffic-(which I suspect is not as civilized as NYC's)
So there really are different levels of hell?
On that note, has anyone made a ballet based on Dante?
Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:47 AM
Because the only thing I would have been able to see if I would had decided to look for another way to downtown was the very end of the performance, "In the Upper room", and frankly, I wasn't gong to get into that much aggravation in Miami's crazy traffic-(which I suspect is not as civilized as NYC's)-for Miss Tharp.
I saw five minutes of this on Guggenheim's Works and Process, and really did not get it. No one has written about the ABT program. Did anyone see it? It only convinced me not to see the Fall series.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:50 AM
Robbins “Afternoon of a Faun” was the real revelation yesterday. Mr. Yann Trividic and Miss Patricia Delgado were a dream couple onstage. Trividic was the epitome of abandon during his introductory sequence of floor stretching, and his postures and gestures in front of the imaginary mirror were done with a high dose of self-indulgence and sensuality. At times he reminded me of some mages of dancers of the past while standing, notably some of the late Mr. Zortch in his “Spectre” poses…body weight slightly shifted to one side, one leg inwardly bended at the knee, the opposite hip rounded out. Mr. Trividic is the one exception in Vllella’s troupe of being a tall dancer. He’s also very slim but beautifully built and very elegant. Hence, all this stretching and exposure onstage became even more revealing. Mss Delgado was his perfect companion. Her ballerina character was nicely created with touches of shyness and contrived desire at the same time. She looked as every minute as infatuated as she was eager to explore those infatuations, both with her danseur and with her own mage in the mirror. I was really touched with both Trivdic and Delgado’s dancing. It is well known that I am a rabid supporter and fan of little sis Jeanette, but here Patricia definitely told me something that makes her dance different and equally beautiful and worthy as her sister’s.
When she left the onstage studio quikly walking the small steps on ponte she looked as if she was telling herself…”let me get out of here NOW before it’s too late…” ;-)
Trividic/danseur, on the other side, didn’t look too worried after her female companion left. He still had his reflection in the mirror, and that looked to have been enough for him right there and then.
"Liturgy" bored me to death.
"In the Upper Room" was the usual crowd pleaser. That people love all this aerobics displays at any time is well known.
Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:48 AM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:25 AM
Jeanette Delgado's performance in Square Dance last night (Dec. 9, 2011) was my favorite part of the evening. She seems to truly enjoy and love every second she's on stage. I am much more excited about story ballets, but when a dancer has this kind of exuberance you don't need a story! Renan Cerdeiro seems like a very lyrical dancer, very impressive in a totally different way. At first I was disappointed that Carlos Miguel Guerra wasn't dancing the faun in Afternoon of a Faun, but Yann Trividic and Patricia Delgado were so wonderful portraying young attraction. Not sure Liturgy will ever be one of my favorite pieces, but Guerra and Kronenberg made it a piece I'm willing to see again. In the Upper Room was fun too, but I find it frustrating b/c you don't know where to focus since the minute you focus on one dancer, you've missed something else that another dancer is doing so it is good. Still a great finale for a series of ballets. I think these 4 works provide a varied, yet smooth repertory program. I wish I weren't meeting a good friend today and leaving tomorrow or I would catch the other cast!
Posted 10 December 2011 - 02:40 PM
Liturgy...what a bore.
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